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Bachelor of Fine Arts

Single Degree

Programme Type

Full-time

Undergraduate Admissions

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The new offerings from the School of Art, Design and Media, allow each student more flexibility in choosing the subjects that suit their interests and objectives.

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Design Art combines three pathways in Interaction Design, Product Design and Visual Communication into an integrated programme in Design.

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Media Art combines four pathways in Digital Animation, Game, Digital Filmmaking, and Photography & Digital Imaging into an integrated programme in Media.

A compulsory 10-week internship stint will be introduced to augment the students’ training. They will have the opportunity to do their internship at top companies, studios and production houses.

Another new feature is an interdisciplinary seminar module which students must complete. It will involve invited practising artists and designers to give talks and share their knowledge, views and insights.

The new offerings from the School of Art, Design and Media, allow each student more flexibility in choosing the subjects that suit their interests and objectives. They can choose from a broad range of courses within and outside their majors for a broad range of knowledge and expertise necessary in an increasingly competitive industry.

In addition to the general NTU requirements, all applicants seeking entry to the Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree program at the School of Art, Design and Media are required to prepare and submit the following materials for admission assessment.

 

  1. A Portfolio
  2. A Writing Sample and Personal Statement
  3. Creative Projects
  4. Three Visuals

Please refer to the  ADM Admission Requirements for specific submission instructions and details.

For the BFA in Design Art

DescriptionAUsRemarksTotal AUs
CoreYear 1 Common Foundation Modules12Compulsory to take what is offered44
Year 1 Specific Foundation Modules9
Core Art History Modules6
Professional Attachment5
Interdisciplinary Seminar3
Final Year Project (FYP)9
Prescribed Electives (PE)Year 2 Area Specific History3To choose where choices are offered36
Year 2 Art History Module3To choose one from choices offered
Major Area Studio / Pathway Electives (Compulsory Major PE)24To choose from the list based on the major / pathway chosen by the student
Prescribed Elective Modules6To choose from the list of what is offered for that semester. Open to both Design Art and Media Art. Some modules to be opened to HASS. Some to be taken from WKWSCI.
Unrestricted Electives (UE)Unrestricted Electives Modules24Most of the courses will be opened to HASS and some to NTU. ADM students are free to take UEs from throughout NTU.24
GER CoreCommunication5 18
DD0002 Singapore Studies3 
HD0101 Digital Society *New3 
HD0102 Making Sense of Big Data *New3 
GC0001 Introduction to Sustainability: Multidisciplinary Approaches and Solutions1Offered by NTU as online courses
HY0001 Ethics and Moral Reasoning1
ET0001 Enterprise and Innovation1
ML0003 *New1
GER PELiberal Arts (LA)3 12
Business Management (BM)3 
Any two courses from three categories (LA, BM, STS)6 
Total AUs134 134

 

For the BFA in Media Art

DescriptionAUsRemarksTotal AUs
CoreYear 1 Common Foundation Modules12Compulsory to take what is offered41
Year 1 Specific Foundation Modules6
Core Art History Modules6
Professional Attachment5
Interdisciplinary Seminar3
Final Year Project (FYP)9
Prescribed Electives (PE)Year 1 Specific Foundation Modules3To choose where choices are offered39
Year 2 Area Specific History3To choose where choices are offered
Year 2 Art History Module3To choose one from choices offered
Major Area Studio / Pathway Electives (Compulsory Major PE)24To choose from the list based on the major / pathway chosen by the student
Prescribed Elective Modules6To choose from the list of what is offered for that semester. Open to both Design Art and Media Art. Some modules to be opened to HASS. Some to be taken from WKWSCI.
Unrestricted Electives (UE)Unrestricted Electives Modules24Most of the courses will be opened to HASS and some to NTU. ADM students are free to take UEs from throughout NTU. 24
GER CoreCommunication518
DD0002 Singapore Studies3
HD0101 Digital Society *New3
HD0102 Making Sense of Big Data *New3
GC0001 Introduction to Sustainability: Multidisciplinary Approaches and Solutions1Offered by NTU as online courses
HY0001 Ethics and Moral Reasoning1
ET0001 Enterprise and Innovation1
ML0003 *New1
GER PELiberal Arts (LA)312
Business Management (BM)3
Any two courses from three categories (LA, BM, STS)6
Total AUs134 134

Year One 

The normal academic load for ADM students is 17 – 19 AUs per semester. For each semester in Year One, the six courses comprise the Foundation Studio, Art History and General Education Requirement (GER) courses. All ADM Year One students will be automatically enrolled in the following Foundation courses in 

In Semester Two, all students have to register for their courses through the Students Automated Registration Systems (STARS). Students can refer to the Step-by-Step Guide on Course Registration for more information.

All ADM Year One students will register the 2nd GER Core Communication Skills course and their Foundation courses dependent on their allocation of Major, as there are two different sets of Foundation courses for Design Art and Media Art respectively. Students also have to register for GC0001 Introduction to Sustainability: Multidisciplinary Approaches and Solutions.

In Semester Two, students may also read courses in the GER Prescribed Electives category to satisfy the GER requirements of the BFA degree. For the course descriptions please click here.

For further information, please refer to the hyperlink under Subject Registration (Year 1) attached below.

 

Year Two, Three and Four

All ADM Year 2, 3 and 4 Students will register for courses in Core and Major Prescribed Electives using Student Automated Registration System (STARS). Students will be granted access to STARS based on your Registration Study Year. Students are to check your personalised date and time for registration through Studentlink.

The Registration Study Year for registration of courses for Semester One is determined by the following:

AUs earned to date (after release of previous semester's examination results) > minimum AUs required to be promoted to the next study year

 

The Registration Study Year for registration of courses for Semester Two is determined by the following: 

AUs earned to date + AUs registered in the previous semester > minimum AU required to be promoted to the next study year 

For the details on the classification of study year, please refer to  Academic Units System.

The registration period will be per university-designated times and will follow the standard university process and procedures. Please refer to  NTU Course Registration page for registration information and class schedule: 

*NOTE: Class schedule for courses offered by ADM can be found  here.

All Core Compulsory Courses in each Major area will have places reserved for students in the Major area. Students in each Major area are assured of a place in their Core Compulsory Courses. After Major area students have enrolled, the remaining places are open to any ADM student to enroll as a Major Prescribed Elective.

In addition to their BFA majors, ADM students can choose to complete one of the minors available in the other schools throughout the University. A full list of minor programmes is indicated on the following page in the University's website:

MINOR PROGRAMMES FOR UNDERGRADUATES

Students declare a minor at the beginning of the Academic Year directly to the Office of Academic Services (OAS). Depending on the structure of the minor chosen, a total of 15 or 16 AUs needs to be completed.

Students may use the AUs allocated to GER Unrestricted Electives towards a declared minor. Minor courses are excluded from the S/U option.

* A maximum of ONE (1) GER CORE or GER Prescribed Elective is allowed to be counted towards the Minor in Art History requirement (provided the GER CORE or GER Prescribed Elective is also in the Minor's list of courses). This applies to students admitted in AY2013 onwards.

**ADM students are not allowed to double count the following Art History courses towards the requirements for the BFA and the Minor in Art History.

Core Art History courses – ADM students admitted before AY2017

• DD2005 Survey of New Media

• DD3005 Survey of Modern Art, 1900-1945

• DD3006 Art in the Age of Colonialism

• DD3011 Contemporary South-East Asian Art

• DD3014 From Modern to Post-Modern Art 1945-1985

 

Compulsory Major Prescribed Elective History courses – ADM students admitted in AY2017 onwards 

• DD2000 Introduction to the Histories of Southeast Asian Art

• DD2009 Survey of New Media

• DD2008 Survey of Modern Art 1900 -1945

• Art in the Age of Colonialism

• DD3010 Issues in Global Contemporary Art

• DD8008 Faith in Art

• DD8010 Visualization of Cultural Heritage

• DD8012 Contemporary Curating

• DD9014 Introduction to Museum Studies